01/05/2012 02:33 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Melissa And Heather Gartner, Iowa Lesbian Couple, Win Child's Birth Certificate Lawsuit

The Iowa Department of Public Health has been ordered to issue a new birth certificate listing both members of a same-sex marriage as the legal parents of a 2-year-old girl.

Polk County District Judge Eliza Ovrom ordered the new birth certificate Wednesday as part of her ruling in a lawsuit brought by Melissa Gartner, 41, and Heather Gartner, 40.

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